Articles tagged Wright

Page 56 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, March 1990

VSCC at Brooklands

VSCC at Brooklands THE VSCC's weather luck deserted it on February 3rd for the driving tests meeting at what remains of the historic motor course. Rain fell heavily before lunch, but stopped for the afternoon session. Yet nearly all the entrants turned up, although some reserves were called and an incredible number of onlookers arrived in modern cars, a good augury, I suppose, for the Brooklands...

Page 5 of May 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 1950

Reports of Recent Events

West Essex C.C. Speed Trials On March 26th the W.E.C.C. held speed trials at Boreham airfield, timing cars in pairs over a standing kilometre—an ambitious event for a new club. They hope later to hold races there, so that Boreham, near Chelmsford, can be added to the British venues listed Editorially last month. Again indicative of the present-day interest in motor sport, 96 entries came in for...

Page 72 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1988

Insurance assurance

Sir, Mr Wright's letter (Motor Sport, February 1988) seems to call for a reply. As one of the leading brokers dealing with Agreed Value insurance for collectors' vehicles, perhaps a reply from us would assist. First of all, it would not be sensible to comment on Mr Wright's particular case, because we are not in possession of all the facts, and certainly the extent of the enquiries which were...

Page 26 of April 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1960


TAX ON RACERS? Constructors of Formula Junior cars are becoming increasingly worried at the lack of a decision from the Board of Trade on the question of purchase tax for Formula Junior cars. A number of manufacturers have delivered cars to British drivers without charging purchase tax in the hope that the Government will not require the tax to be paid, but the Board of Trade have now requested...

Page 40 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1970

Petrol cans

Sir, With reference to Mr. Wright's (of Oxford) letter in Motor Sport re "PRATT'S" petrol cans. I am no great authority on the subject, but had family connections with the Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd.—as it was then. Some of this is from memory, but here goes. The cans were always green for No. 1 Grade. Aviation Spirit was in a gold-painted can, but later this was changed to just a gold top....

Page 34 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1969

Brooklands Society News

The Brooklands Re-union on July 6th was almost washed-out by continual heavy rain, but it takes more than this to quench motoring nostalgia, and a large number of Members and Associates turned out for the tour of the old Track, by kind permission of the British Aircraft Corporation. As is traditional, pre-war cars headed the cavalcade which wound through the grounds, in at the old Fork entrance...

Page 19 of April 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, April 1954

Cars I Have Owned By Peter Cavanagh

"The Voice of them All," so well known to B.B.C. Listeners, writes of his Motoring Experiences Looking back over the years, it seems that apart from the practice of owning other people's "voices," I have indulged in the ownership of some twenty cars, at least as varied in character, and in many cases as difficult to master. I well remember the severe "telling off" administered by father when...

Page 59 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, March 1992

VSCC Brooklands Results

Overall winner: W Mahany (1939 1100 HRG). First-Class Awards: R Threlfall (A7), P Rosoman (A7), P Gardner (MG). Second-Class Awards: W Mahany (HRG), J Newell (A7), B Savile (Singer), G Wright (Singer), T Tarring (Frazer Nash), D Hescroff (AC), Mrs D Threlfall (A7). Third-Class Awards: M Bullett (A7), D Robinson (Riley), P Bullett (A7), M Benger (MG), R Wheatland (Singer), J Borchard (Singer), J...

Page 22 of January 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1936


THE ULSTER A.C. MONTHLY REVIEW If the " Monthly Review " is anything to go by, the Ulster Automobile Club pays considerable attention to the sporting side of motoring in Ireland. Reports of trials, rallies and races feature in the pages of the " Review," and, as with us, motoring Ireland is just at present in the thick of the dinner and dance season. The result of the Club's Autumn Trial shows...

Page 46 of December 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1951

FOR SALE--continued

FOR SALE—continued BENTLEY PARTS. :1-litre radiator, £15 ; camshaft. £5. 4f-litre, set tourer wings, with front stays. elean but unpainted, £10 ; pair cycle.tym: fronts complete with stays, good condition, British racing green, £6 ; bulkhead, £5 ; Autovac and petrol filter., 43 ; fan assembly, ; hand-brake lever and fulcrum, 50s. ; set four con. -rod; ; big-ends, £6. Iluxharii, Penn Hill Garage...



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